Daily News Digest June 16, 2016

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Daily News Digest June 17, 2016

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Che GueveraImageoftheDay0Child Poverty RateChildPoverty Quotes of the Day:

Recent years have seen a rise in both private prisons and the use of prison labor by private, for-profit corporations. This has created perverse incentives to imprison people and exploit them for cheap labor — often at 50 cents an hour or less. Corporations such as Microsoft, Target, Revlon, and Boeing have all made products with prison labor. With over a third of home appliances and 30 percent of speakers and headphones made using prison labor, it’s likely most American households own inmate-made products. — The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

There is something profoundly wrong when we have a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires at the same time as millions of Americans work longer hours for lower wages and we have the highest childhood poverty rate of nearly any developed country on earth. Income and Wealth Inequality

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. — Pearl S. Buck

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Eritrea in US Crosshairs


Orlando Shooters Boss — G4S: The Chaos Company: G4S is based near London and is traded on the stock exchange there. Though it remains generally unknown to the public, it has operations in 120 countries and more than 620,000 employees. In recent years it has become the third-largest private employer in the world, after Walmart and the Taiwanese manufacturing conglomerate Foxconn. The fact that such a huge private entity is a security company is a symptom of our times. Most G4S employees are lowly guards, but a growing number are military specialists dispatched by the company into what are delicately known as “complex environments” to take on jobs that national armies lack the skill or the will to do. by William LangewiescheG4SGuccifer 2.0? Lone Hacker Takes Credit for DNC Cyber Attack, Publishes Docs: ‘Hacktivists, possibly state-sponsored, now demonstrating intent—and capability—to influence elections,” says Edward Snowden by Nika Knight

Gruccifer2.0U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”: The U.S. is moving towards war against Eritrea, a fiercely independent African nation of only six million people. Washington has deployed its UN “human rights” proxies to justify another “humanitarian” military intervention, remarkably like the UN-sanctioned aggression against Libya, in 2011. The UN panel charges Eritrea with “enslaving” and murdering its own people — a pack of imperial lies. Obama is set to add another war to his bloody legacy. by BAR executive editor Glen FordGlenFord


Meanwhile, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reports that the global concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – the leading force behind recent climate change – has reached 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in recorded history. Levels that high have only been reached during the Pliocene era. According to Dr. Erika Podest, a leading carbon and water cycle research scientist, “This milestone is a wake-up call that our actions in response to climate change need to match the persistent rise in CO2. Climate change is a threat to life on Earth and we can no longer afford to be spectators.” — Deleting the Real Story Behind the Great Canada Fire

Deleting the Real Story Behind the Great Canada Fire by Paul Street PaulStreetRecord CO2 levels signal sizzling summers: As carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches a historic high point that could continue for a lifetime,summer emperatures are also heading towards record levels. by Tim RadfordTimRadfordEPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a YearEPAWater

Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

The Spread of Radiation Internal Contamination thru Fresh Produce in Japan: radiation exposure internally is much more harmful than external exposure : at least 100 times more harmful.FoodRadiationJapan urged to give true picture of Fukushima nuclear leak: China has again urged the Japanese government to give an honest explanation of the Fukushima nuclear leak incident and its impact on the environment as soon as possible.ChinaFukushimaBlack Liberation/Civil Rights:

Stanford White Athlete Sentencing ‘Justice’ and Florida Black Sentencing ‘Justice”: Judge Gives Man 60 Years In Prison For Driving With Suspended License by Counter Current News Editorial TeamJustice? The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All: The American prison system is a massive — if invisible — part of our economy and social fabric. By Lauren KaraffaLauren KaraffaSchool Ignored White Bullies Putting Rope Around a Black Girl’s Neck and Dragging Her: A Texas family has filed a lawsuit against officials at the Live Oak Classical School in Waco, accusing them of allowing three white boys to put a rope around the neck of a 12-year-old black girl and drag her around.  By Nathan Wellman

A photograph of the injuries sustained by the 12-year-old girl. (Photo: Levi McCathern):ChildNeck



Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time. — Income and Wealth Inequality

Deepening Recession Second Quarter 2016 Industrial Production Continued to sink, Quarter to Quarter and Year to YearShadow

WallStreetOnParadeWhy Brexit Is Such a Threat to the New World Order By Pam Martens and Russ MartensMatens World:

. . . Jo (Cox) was universally liked at Westminster, not just by her Labour colleagues, but across parliament. In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their Mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for. We send them our deepest condolences. We have lost a much loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace. But they have lost a wife and a mother, and our hearts go out to them. . . .  — Jeremy Corbyn

‘Horrendous’: Labour Party MP Jo Cox Gunned Down in the UK: Details remain incomplete and unconfirmed, but some witness accounts suggest violence may have been politically motivated by Jon QueallyLaborParty


Under the Guise of the ‘War on Terrorism’: Hollende Plans to Fully Apply The Iron Heal! (Obama has the power to do the same thing!):

‘Socialist’ Hollande threatens to ban demos as French anti-labor law protests grow: President Francois Hollande has proposed to ban demonstrations in France, according to his presidential spokesman, who said that at a time when the country is plagued by terrorism, the conditions are not in place to protect “personal or public property.” FranceHealth, Education, and Welfare:

Grow Food, Not Lawns: I never knew who lived in the house that was the one holdout in a sea of high maintenance living carpet. But I sure did admire the homeowner that dared to be different, and planted their entire front yard in potatoes every yearGroqFood